[CH] Hollandpiercer go! SBB Cargo International takes delivery of another 4 Vectrons [updatedx2]

Today, four more Vectron locomotives were officially handed over to Südleasing and SBB Cargo International.

We thank Marcel Lotzen, Nicolas Kunz, and Steffen Ott for sharing their pictures with us. This article was originally posted on 27.03.2020, and updated on 30.03.2020 and 06.04.2020 (new pictures added). Scroll down to see the updates.

Here is a list of the latest Vectron locomotives to enter service for SBB Cargo International:

  • 91 80 6193 524-6 D-SIEAG = Südleasing > SBBCI 193 524 “Limmat” (standard design);
  • 91 80 6193 525-3 D-SIEAG = Südleasing > SBBCI 193 525 “Rotterdam” (Holland design);
  • 91 80 6193 526-1 D-SIEAG = Südleasing > SBBCI 193 526 “Maas” (standard design);
  • 91 80 6193 527-9 D-SIEAG = Südleasing > SBBCI 193 527 “Main” (standard design).

Expert subscribers know what that means: ‘The Hollandpiercer’ has entered service.

Südleasing > SBBCI 193 524-527 in Elletal – 27.03.2020 – Marcel Lotzen
Südleasing > SBBCI 193 525 in Regensburg on 25.02.2020 – Henk Zwoferink
Südleasing > SBBCI 193 525 in Regensburg on 25.02.2020 – Henk Zwoferink

Update 30.03.2020

Nicolas Kunz sent us two amazing pictures, showing all 4 locomotives in action in Switzerland. The images were taken on 28.03.2020 on the Aargau Southern Railway (Aargauische Südbahn), between Mühlau and Sins (CH). First up we have 193 525 ‘Rotterdam’ (a.k.a. ‘The Hollandpiercer), together with 193 527 ‘Main’:

Südleasing > SBB CI 193 525 “Rotterdam” + 193 527 “Main” seen between Mühlau and Sins (CH) on 28.03.2020 Photo credit: Nicolas Kunz

But wait, Nicolas also captured the sparkling new locomotive pair – 193 524 “Limmat” + 193 526 “Maas” – at the same place. Notice that the pantograph combination in this picture is different:

Südleasing > SBB CI 193 524 “Limmat” + 193 526 “Maas” seen between Mühlau and Sins (CH) on 28.03.2020 Photo credit: Nicolas Kunz

Update 06.04.2020

We’re adding a close-up photo of 193 527 “Main”, which was sent to us by Steffen Ott. It shows the locomotive hauling service ‘DGS 40134’ which runs between Gallarate and Rotterdam near Rüsselsheim-Bauschheim (DE):

193 527 “Main”, seen near Rüsselsheim-Bauschheim (DE) Photo credit: Steffen Ott

 

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